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Ziganda appointed as new Athletic Bilbao coach

Ziganda appointed as new Athletic Bilbao coach

Former Athletic Bilbao forward Jose Angel Ziganda has been appointed head coach, replacing Ernesto Valverde. 25 May 2017
Valverde 'cannot confirm' Barcelona talks but admits to interest from other clubs

Valverde 'cannot confirm' Barcelona talks but admits to interest from other clubs

Ernesto Valverde is unwilling to say if Barcelona have approached him, although he does admit that a number of clubs are interested. 25 May 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Athletic Bilbao announce Valverde departure amid Barcelona speculation

BREAKING NEWS: Athletic Bilbao announce Valverde departure amid Barcelona speculation

Athletic Bilbao have announced their coach Ernesto Valverde will not take charge for the 2017-18 LaLiga season. 24 May 2017
Simeone: I will stay at Atletico Madrid

Simeone: I will stay at Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone drew a line under speculation over his future by announcing he will lead the club next season. 22 May 2017
Atletico Madrid 3 Athletic Bilbao 1: Torres at the double in Vicente Calderon farewell

Atletico Madrid 3 Athletic Bilbao 1: Torres at the double in Vicente Calderon farewell

Atletico Madrid saw off Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in their last game at the Vicente Calderon, with club icon Fernando Torres scoring two goals. 22 May 2017
Valverde hits out at departure reports amid Barcelona links

Valverde hits out at departure reports amid Barcelona links

Reports that Ernesto Valverde has told Athletic Bilbao he is leaving - amid links to Barcelona - are wide of the mark, the coach insists. 23 Apr 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Barca deny making contact with Athletic over Valverde

BREAKING NEWS: Barca deny making contact with Athletic over Valverde

Speculation that Barcelona have requested permission from Athletic Bilbao to speak to Ernesto Valverde has been denied by the Blaugrana. 25 Mar 2017
Injured Reina out of Spain squad

Injured Reina out of Spain squad

Athletic Bilbao's Kepa has replaced Pepe Reina in Julen Lopetegui's Spain squad for the matches against Israel and France. 23 Mar 2017
Being top means nothing yet, warns Zidane

Being top means nothing yet, warns Zidane

A five-point gap to Barcelona at the top of LaLiga "means nothing" for Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane at this stage of the season. 19 Mar 2017
Marcelo hails match-winner Casemiro as one of world's best midfielders

Marcelo hails match-winner Casemiro as one of world's best midfielders

Casemiro sealed Real Madrid's 2-1 win away to Athletic Bilbao and team-mate Marcelo was quick to praise his development. 19 Mar 2017
Valverde relaxed amid familiar Barcelona talk

Valverde relaxed amid familiar Barcelona talk

Ernesto Valverde has been identified as a candidate for the Barcelona job before and says is unaffected by Luis Enrique's pending departure. 4 Mar 2017
Europa League Review: Bernardeschi inspires Fiorentina, Gent shock Spurs, Ibrahimovic hits hat-trick

Europa League Review: Bernardeschi inspires Fiorentina, Gent shock Spurs, Ibrahimovic hits hat-trick

There were away wins for Fiorentina, Roma, Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon in the Europa League last 32, while Manchester United triumphed. 17 Feb 2017
Messi breaks Koeman's Barcelona free-kick record

Messi breaks Koeman's Barcelona free-kick record

Ronald Koeman's club record of scoring 26 free-kicks for Barcelona was broken in bizarre style by Lionel Messi against Athletic Bilbao. 5 Feb 2017
Luis Enrique hails 'spectacular' Neymar after contentious Mestre comments

Luis Enrique hails 'spectacular' Neymar after contentious Mestre comments

Neymar was the subject of some odd remarks from Jordi Mestre but Luis Enrique had nothing but praise for his display versus Athletic Bilbao. 5 Feb 2017
Luis Enrique slams 'media campaigns' after Neymar question

Luis Enrique slams 'media campaigns' after Neymar question

Luis Enrique says his players have impressively kept their cool under extreme provocation at times this season. 4 Feb 2017
Simeone bemoans inconsistency but says Atletico are improving

Simeone bemoans inconsistency but says Atletico are improving

Antoine Griezmann salvaged a point for Atletico Madrid, much to the pleasure of Diego Simeone. 23 Jan 2017
Koke lauds Griezmann 'stroke of genius' as Atletico snatch draw

Koke lauds Griezmann 'stroke of genius' as Atletico snatch draw

Antoine Griezmann won the thanks of team-mate Koke after his brilliant strike salvaged a 2-2 draw for Atletico Madrid at Athletic Bilbao. 23 Jan 2017
Athletic Bilbao 2 Atletico Madrid 2: Griezmann magic rescues point

Athletic Bilbao 2 Atletico Madrid 2: Griezmann magic rescues point

Atletico Madrid salvaged a point against Athletic Bilbao thanks to Antoine Griezmann's fine second-half strike. 23 Jan 2017
Aussie Eyes Europa League Debut

Aussie Eyes Europa League Debut

After making the match day squad for Cypriot giants APOEL Nicosia last weekend, 20-year-old Jacob Eliopoulos is in line to make a first team debut in the Europa League. 18 Jan 2017
Koeman: I don't mind losing my free-kick record to Messi

Koeman: I don't mind losing my free-kick record to Messi

Everton manager Ronald Koeman says he does not mind losing his long-standing Barcelona free-kick goals record to Lionel Messi. 13 Jan 2017
Luis Enrique wants Athletic win to spark Barca surge

Luis Enrique wants Athletic win to spark Barca surge

Barcelona finally won at the third time of asking in 2017 but Luis Enrique feels the manner of victory over Athletic can spark a revival. 12 Jan 2017